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MAN TGS NN + Meiller Tipper

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  81259
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  May 2024

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Detail   (max 30) 23
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 77%


MAN TGS NN + Meiller Tipper Video 
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Conrad box.
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High capacity body.
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Detailed chassis.
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Truck sits high on the axles.
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Good tipping angle.
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Loaded with sand.
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Load tipped.

This MAN TGS NN 8x4 chassis is fitted with a Meiller high capacity tipper body.


The model comes in a standard Conrad box, and the model is wrapped in foam rubber. 

The review model had no defects or missing parts.

There is no information provided about the real vehicle or instructions for the model.  The only assembly required is to fit mirrors and roof aerials.


The 8x4 truck chassis is detailed with the transmission and rear axles made in plastic whilst the steering axle is modelled for functionality only.  The chassis structure is metal with numerous tanks and boxes.  The wheels look smart,  with wider tyres on the front axles.

The MAN cab looks good and it has the MAN type number on the doors in very small graphics.  There are no number plates as this is a generic model.

At the rear the lights are painted.

The tipper body is all metal and very robust, and the structure is nicely modelled.  The lift ram is multi-stage telescopic.  There are small Meiller graphics on the side and the tailgate.


The front axles have linked steering which achieves a very good angle. The two rear axles have a degree of up and down movement to represent suspension, and there was a little oscillation on the front axle too.

The tipper body end-tips conventionally and it achieves a good angle.  At the rear the tailgate opens widely but it is not free-swinging.


This is a strong well-made model with a reasonably high metal content. 

The quality of the paintwork and graphics is very good.


The model is resonable value.


This is a nice version of a high sided tipper.  Although the decoration is plain, the model looks very good.


The model was announced at the time of the 2024 Nuremberg Toy Fair.

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Very good linked steering.
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Tipper body painting is plain but good quality.
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Distinctive MAN.
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Profile view.
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Simple rear end.
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Under the tipper body.
Being loaded.